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Publisher's Summary

Return to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants... 10 years later

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Ann Brashares comes the welcome return of the characters whose friendship became a touchstone for a generation. Now Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget have grown up, starting their lives on their own. And though the jeans they shared are long gone, the sisterhood is everlasting.

Despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness.

Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever - but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.

As moving and life-changing as an encounter with long-lost best friends, Sisterhood Everlasting is a powerful story about growing up, losing your way, and finding the courage to create a new one.

Spend some more time with the Sisterhood.
©2011 Ann Brashares (P)2011 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“A feel-good novel of substance.” ( Kirkus Reviews)

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Depressing

More than depressing. I loved the Traveling Pants series, and the couple of books after, but this one is not one I would ever buy again, and would not recommend to friends. From Penny

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  • Kathy
  • Minnetonka, MN, United States
  • 09-14-11

Good listen but mixed feelings

Its hard to review this book without giving anything away so I apologize before hand if you want to be totally surprised don't read my review.

By the end of this book my feelings have changed about 20x regarding how I felt about it. I'm going to say its worth the listen/read especially if your a fan of all the other Sisterhood books. But through out almost the entire book I was screaming in my head at how meek these characters were. I know they just had a shocking event happened but not 1 of them asked questions???? I know they were scared of the answers but I would STILL be asking questions. But then again we wouldn't have much of a story if they had. For 30 years old these characters haven't emotionally matured since their early 20s. By the end of the book I felt they had but it seemed that at least maybe 1 one of them should have more sense by 30 then they did (maybe Tibby was only one).

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A sweet ending for the Septembers

This last piece of the traveling pants story took a little while to get into. I think I struggled with the narration in the beginning - it starts out very buttoned up or maybe stodgy? Very careful pronunciation, not conversational at all, which would be how I hear the girls in my head. But after an hour or two, it seems to loosen up. By the end, it seemed much, much better. The story is kind of goes along with the narration...drags in the beginning...particularly with Lena and Carmen...sometimes I just wanted to shake them and make them have the necessary conversations to get their lives on track. But if another story about them was released, I'd snap it right up and listen or read it cover to cover, just like I did with this one. You can't not read the end of the series. Overall, I'm an Ann Brashares fan.

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Traveling Pants at 30

It was good to catch up with the girls of the traveling pants now approaching their 30th birthday. I could not put the book down, but it is a real tear jerk-er. From beginning to end, there was sadness but with a heart warming undertone. Not the type of story I enjoy reading, but for these girls, I did.

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So many feelings

Having loved these girls since book 1 I was shocked and angry in the beginning chapters! How could these be the same girls I had loved?!? Yet as she always has the author took me on an emotional roller coaster to end in a peaceful place in Pennsylvania...great listen!

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From Tragic to Togetherness

When i started this book, i was excited and then the story was so drastically different than the previous 4, that i really didnt like it. I was frustrated with the characters and how much they had changed and grown apart. About half way through the plot began to come together and I started to enjoy the story again. I loved the last half and was pleased with how it ended. I could read on about these women’s lives and them growing up together. What a fantastic journey and how I wish I had a group of friends that I had grown up with.

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A beautiful ending

This is a beautiful ending to the sisterhood. As I read a spoiler by accident I knew that there was a tragedy. The book made me feel so deeply. These characters have ment so much to me since I picked up the first book as a young teen. It’s been a while since I read the finale pants book. I forgot how beautifully and descriptively Ann’s writing is. She really makes you feel the characters feelings. I found my self tearing up in the care and wanting to scream at the characters to stop being so dumb. The amazing thing about the way Ann wrote this story is the transformation you see in these women from beginning to end. Which we saw in every book but this is coming into adulthood and realizing parts of themselves they lost. Also it ended exactly the way I would have hoped. Love this story if you love the pants series definitely listen but go in with an open mind knowing that the tragedy in the beginning will lead to happiness in the end.

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Terrible music

What's with the cheesy music playing over the ending? Just terrible. Took me completely out of the story.

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The Sisterhood Lives on Forever in Our Hearts.

This was a very sweet story of a friendship that never ends... Or disappoints for that matter. The story is a bit slow in the middle but it provides necessary insight into the lives of four friends who have forgotten who they really are along the journey of their adult lives.

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  • Jessi
  • TYLER, TX, United States
  • 09-11-12

Not what I expected.

What was most disappointing about Ann Brashares’s story?

I read the Sisterhood books in high school, so I was excited to catch up with the girls as adults. I agree with a lot of other reviewers that it's just too sad and depressing. The story drug on and on and I found myself not paying attention. I wish I wouldn't have listened and remembered the characters they way they were. Loved the concept but could have been a much better story.

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  • Emma
  • 07-20-11

A True Friendship Novel

"Dramatic" and "Emotional" would be the best words to describe this breathtaking novel. It wasn't what expected. I already thought it would have a friendship reunion but not the way this one turned out to be. It made me realise how important friendship can really be and how difficult it is to let go. It has encouraged me to read the rest of Ann Brashares series and has aspired me to write novels in the similar way when I'm older.
I would recommend this to people who enjoy reading social realism. The kind of stories that bring personal identity to it, (you can relate to it) or give sympothy and hope to those who may need it. It will bring tears to your eyes both happy and sad!

Emma Purcell
Age 17
Portsmouth UK